In the past the monastery complex Chebren was one of the richest and most famous in Mariovo and the wider region. Its excellent strategic position and the fact that during Ottoman rule the region of Mariovo didn’t had islamization of the population, were the prime factors why this monastery was one of the richest in Macedonia.

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Church St. Dimitrij, Chebren Monastery

This can be seen from the impressive base remains of the old temple St. Dimitrij (XV cent), from which only the altar part remained and in smaller dimension the present object was built around it.

St. Dimitrij, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia

Church St. Dimitrij, Chebren Monastery

The monastery owned watermills with 12 millstones, livestock, fields, pastures and large forest areas.


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From the written documents we can see that the monastery in XIX century had cell school on old Slavonic language. This school was a base for new teachers and priests for the villages in Mariovo.

Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia

Entrance gate – remains of the defensive wall of the Monastery. In the central part of the gate, above the entrance is shown St. Dimitrij – the protector of Thessaloniki. 

Nearby the church Holy Salvation is located, known by its frescoes dated back since XVI century.

Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia

Fresco-paining Holy Salvation church

Chebren Monastery complex is located on the flow of “Crna” (Black) River 5,5 km distant from Zovich village. Left before village Zovik it’s approximately 1 hour drive on a road appropriate only for terrain vehicles.

Another possibility is the hiking trach trough the picturesque nature, which depending on weather conditions takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

The monastery celebrates the holiday “Gjurgjovden” (May 5 and 6).


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Photo Gallery

Holy Salvation (right), St. Dimitrij (central), “Crna” (Black) River (left) – Chebren Monastery, MariovoHoly Salvation, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia

Fresco-painting Holy Salvation church
Fresco Painting - Holy Salvation church, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia
Fresco Painting - Holy Salvation church, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia
Fresco Painting - Holy Salvation church, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia
Fresco Painting - Holy Salvation church, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia
Fresco Painting - Holy Salvation church, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia
Fresco Painting - Holy Salvation church, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia
Fresco Painting - Holy Salvation church, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia
Fresco Painting - Holy Salvation church, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia
Fresco Painting - Holy Salvation church, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia

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Fresco Painting - Holy Salvation church, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia
Fresco Painting - Holy Salvation church, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia
Fresco Painting - Holy Salvation church, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia
Fresco Painting - Holy Salvation church, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia
Fresco Painting - Holy Salvation church, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia

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St. Dimitrij church

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“Crna” (Black) RiverCrna (Black) River, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia


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